What To Expect From PAX West 2019
While Penny Arcade’s PAX events have continued to expand over the years, the one that started it all remains the key show of the year. PAX West–formerly PAX Prime–has been a proving ground for many developers looking to show off their upcoming indie titles. However, in recent years, more AAA games have made their presence known at the show. This has helped give PAX West a more significant presence, standing closer to other shows like E3 and Gamescom. Taking place in Seattle on August 30 through September 2, PAX West 2019 will have an assortment of indie titles and big games for attendees to check out.
With so many games and announcements to keep track of, we’ve rounded up some of the most notable names from the event to give you a solid point of reference. Some of these games, including Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Marvel’s Avengers, will receive special presentations. We also know that Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games will reveal a new title, and Nintendo will show off The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening as well. Throughout the show, we’ll be updating this gallery with any new titles that catch our interest on the convention floor.
In addition to our general coverage of the PAX West 2019, GameSpot will also host a panel of its own. Our panel, The Best Games We Thought We Wouldn’t Like, will highlight games that initially gave us a poor impression, but left us surprised after a closer look. Featuring guests including Abby Russell from Giant Bomb, Mike Williams from USGamer, and freelancer writer Ginny Woo, they will join editor Michael Higham and video producers Jake Dekker and Jean-Luc Seipke as they reveal the dark horses from their gaming past. If you’re at PAX West 2019 on Sunday, September 1, be sure to drop by our panel at the Cat Theatre starting at 11AM PST. If you can’t make it, but still want to check out the panel, tune into the PAX West twitch stream at the scheduled time.
For more on PAX West 2019, including news on Cyberpunk 2077 and Gearbox’s upcoming game announcement, be sure to check back with GameSpot over the course of the show.